Taking the stress out of kid’s birthday parties
– Powerbanana tried & tested
Kids birthday parties – ohhhh the pressure!
Well not this year! To ease the pain/stress/nightmare (can you tell I love kids parties ☺), myself and another mum joined forces and hired in the expertise of Karen & David who run Powerbanana (as well as Bodyworks Bootcamp).
We opted for the Army Party theme as we figured the kids would love to dress up in camo, and boy were we right ☺
As the party guests arrived at Beaconsfield Cricket Club, we slathered their faces in army face paint stripes, kitted them out with their army hats and let them run ragged until everyone arrived.
The party started with a march through the woods by the golf course playing games along the way including tug of war and a piñata (check out the cool dude below made by Karen). The kids absolutely loved it and were able to run wild and enjoy the freedom of outside space.
We had 24 children (this is the max recommended) – it’s definitely worth having a few extra adults to help out. My FIL and I went around the course with Karen & David. We were able to help with crowd control – 24 children (mainly boys), need managing ☺
The route ends at the back of the cricket club where there are more team games and an obstacle course – see below.
We outsourced the food prep to the dads ☺ – a BBQ (the BBQ is supplied by Powerbanana and David lit the BBQ before the start of the party). Powerbanana also provide a gazebo and a table. On reflection, we would recommend bringing your own party food in little boxes (like these) – this is a much easier way to serve party food. The BBQ although a really nice idea, is more hassle than it’s worth.
Chiltern Chatter verdict:
If you’re looking for a high energy kids party, then the Army party is for you. It was simple, hugely fun and the kids had a ball. Karen & David had the kids enthralled for 2 hours – holding the attention of 24 children is no easy task, but every single one was completely absorbed. Next year, back to the village hall? Nahhhh, forget it ☺
Powerbanana Parties cost £200 per party and work well with 14 children upwards to a max of 24. Themes include: Army Party, Pirate Party, Star Wars Party, Zumba / Pamper Party or Karen can also tailor the party to your theme.